Christian Ecology Link seeks to raise environmental awareness

By staff writers
December 6, 2014

The national charity Christian Ecology Link is looking to increase its profile and the understanding of the role churches and others can play in environmental action.

This week CEL announced that Amy Willshire has become the organsation's information officer. She will coordinate Christian Ecology Link's communication with the public and media.

Ms Willshire is the chair of Leytonstone Youth Matters and was previously a Trustee for the Inter Faith Network for the UK. She previously coordinated the Eco-Preachers course in East London and has a passion for wildlife conservation.

Paul Bodenham, Chair of Christian Ecology Link, said: "Amy brings the perfect mix of youth and experience to our work. She has a background in helping people of faith, and not just Christians, work together for the common good. And her experience of work with young people will help us support a new generation of Christians who are passionate about environmental issues, but have not yet found in the church the encouragement they need".

Ms Willshire takes over the role from Jo Abbess, who has been commissioned to write a book about renewable energy.

"I know CEL are passionate about creating positive change for the environment. I am impressed by their collaborative, friendly approach and look forward to joining the movement in my new role," said Ms Willshire.

* Christian Ecology Link: http://www.greenchristian.org.uk

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